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Lake Olmstead Stadium|78 Milledge Rd, Augusta, GA | Map

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Come join us Memorial Day Weekend to experience a festival like no other!  The 10th Annual Banjo-B-Que is proud to announce the 2019 lineup for this year's festivities:  Old Crow Medicine Show · Greensky Bluegrass
The Infamous Stringdusters · Leftover Salmon · Deer Tick · Steep Canyon Rangers · The Steeldrivers · Ghost of Paul Revere · Front Country · Pert Near Sandstone ·Trout Steak Revival · Hackensaw Boys · The Little Roy & Lizzy Show · Teddy and the Rough Riders · Honeysuckle · Royal Johnson · The Mason Jars · Matt Dahlheimer · Jaycie & Taylor In addition to the many great artists you can see on stage, we are proud to once again feature a Kansas City Barbeque Society sanctioned barbecue competition. Professional barbecue cookers from across the country will compete for $40,000 in prize money. We will also host a large variety of craft beer for our adult patrons. There will be plenty of activities for the kids to enjoy including a petting zoo, pig races, face painting and much more! Tickets are now available and you don’t want to miss out on our Early Bird General Admission Weekend Passes which are $70 for 2 days and VIP Weekend Passes which are $225 for 2 days. There is a limited quantity for Early Bird Passes. Advanced, Regular and Day Passes will be available at a later date. VIP includes southern cuisine, beer, a new and great preferential viewing area as well as bathrooms. Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival came to life in 2010 to honor Joe Pond, who gave so much to his community. Feel-good music, southern barbecue & most of all a family atmosphere were a few of the things Joe Pond enjoyed and loved sharing with his family. All proceeds benefit the Joseph R. Pond Memorial Foundation, which benefits the CSRA Foundation. Join us Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 & 25 at Lake Olmstead Park in Augusta, GA for the 10th Annual Papa Joe’s Banjo-B-Que Music Festival! We’ll have some of the best roots, rock and bluegrass music you can find, finger-lickin’ good barbecue, a large selection of craft beer, kids activities, and fun for the whole family!